Welcome

We are the Society of Physics Students at Texas Tech University. We are a group of science enthusiasts, not restricted to majors outside of physics. Our student organizations hosts various fun and engaging events throughout the semester including the Annual Departmental Banquet and biannual Star Party. Our chapter strives to emphasize the importance of research and professional networking. Stop by anytime to meet our Chapter in SCI 004! Click here to become a member!


History

The Society of Physics Students was formed in 1968 with a constitution that combined its two "parent" organizations, The AIP Student Sections and the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society. SPS now has over 700 chapters on campuses across the country. About 5,000 students take part in chapter activities each year, making SPS the fourth largest physics society in the country. The associated honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, now exists in about 450 of those chapters with over 75,000 inductees throughout its history.


Purpose & Mission

The SPS exists to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community. Course work develops only one range of skills. Other skills needed to flourish professionally include effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a personal network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities.

Locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, the SPS offers the opportunity for these important enrichment to the student’s experience.


AWARDS

  • Notable SPS Chapter (2014-2015)
  • Marsh W. White Outreach Award (2010, 2011)
  • Outstanding SPS Chapter (1988-89, 1999-2000)